Planning Against the Political

Planning Against the Political

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This book brings together a number of highly innovative and thought provoking contributions from European researchers in territorial governance-related fields such as human geography, planning studies, sociology, and management studies. The contributions share the ambition of highlighting troubling contemporary tendencies where spatial planning and territorial governance can be seen to circumscribe or subvert a€˜due democratic practicea€™ and the democratic ethos. The book also functions as an introduction to some of the central strands of contemporary political philosophy, discussing their relevance for the wider field of planning studies and the development of new planning practices.Here, peak oil or a€œpeak everythinga€ (Heinberg 2007), social injustice and economic crises are seen as interlinked, and the focus is on ... Here, the problems are consequently not externalized to the same extent, the ambition is rather to change the economy that builds on ... Another example of an emerging counter-discourse is the residents of postwar suburban areas who are organizing with the ambitionanbsp;...

Title:Planning Against the Political
Author:Jonathan Metzger, Philip Allmendinger, Stijn Oosterlynck
Publisher:Routledge - 2014-07-11


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